Class #47: My Famous Mom

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Jake Pentland [Twitter] is a television producer and host of The Jake Pentland Show (where I was a recent guest.)  Oh yeah... his mother is one of the most famous women of the past thirty years: actor/comedian/polarizing media figure Roseanne Barr. 

In this class we talk about:

  • Getting beat up in school
  • Dealing with a celebrity parent's fame
  • Rising popularity in high school
  • Outside influences in defining who you are
  • Dealing with the cocaine-addicted Tom Arnold as a step-father
  • Dealing with divorce as a child
  • Having your personal life become very public
  • Depression
  • Advantages that celebrity gives you in society
  • Women wanting to use you for your fame
  • Other celebrity kids
  • The pressure to stay on top of Hollywood
  • Parenting yourself when your parents are absent
  • Living with many different nannies
  • Working for your mother
  • Interning for CBS International Television
  • Being your own boss at 23
  • Being a television producer on "Roseanne's Nuts"

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